Sune Auken as this week’s guest curator of We the Humanities – University of Copenhagen

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05 September 2016

Sune Auken as this week’s guest curator of We the Humanities

Centre Leader Sune Auken will be joining the international humanities Twitter account, We the Humanities, as this week’s guest curator. He will be tweeting on questions of genre, PhD-education, and humanistic research in general.

@wethehumanities is a rotation-curation account which offers a central platform for discussion and news of the humanities in all its forms. It is open to anyone working in or with the humanities in any form, and hopes to follow the success achieved by the science platform, @realscientists.

The We the Humanities project engages with people from around the world, exposing them to humanities research, experience and ideas they perhaps didn’t know existed.  Each week a new academic or practitioner takes over the account, tweeting about their work and provoking conversations about the diversity and importance of the humanities. 

We the Humanities, which is now in its third year, has attracted tweeters from across six continents, ranging from professors to Masters students and from museum curators to musicians.  The discussions engage with nearly 5.000 followers from across the world, including everyone from lifetime specialists to the mildly curious. The account has developed to include a blog and events listings, housed at http://www.wethehumanities.org.

We the Humanities encourage anyone working within the humanities who might be interested in curating the account to get in touch through the website. We aim to create a vibrant, international community to raise awareness of the diversity, relevance and challenges that encompass what is called the humanities.

The We the Humanities project is run by Jessica Sage (@academicjess), Kristina West (@krisreadsbooks),  and Ruth Allan (@RuthMAlllen)